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Student Accommodation

  • Undergraduate first-year students are guaranteed a place in halls on the condition that Plymouth is their firm first choice university and they have applied for their accommodation by the deadline stated on the university's official website. 
  • Plymouth University is a participant in The Student Accommodation Code and all accommodation is within a 20-minute walk of the campus and the city centre.
  • Over 700 university-approved shared houses and flats are also available to students. These properties are frequently visited by staff to ensure they meet the university's standards for safety and suitability.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £3,977 to £7,175 per year

The costs above are for the academic year 2018/19

Student Life

  • Perched on the south west coast, Plymouth is surrounded by the sea and the spectacular moorland of Dartmoor National Park, and is a gateway to Cornwall. 
  • Students benefit from studying in a modern university while enjoying access to some of the most exciting wild spaces in the UK and the best of city life, from its convenient city centre campus. Students can go from the seafront, via the high street to buy some food to go, and be at a lecture on campus within half an hour.

Nightlife and Culture

  • The city was ranked by Best Bar None in 2017 as the safest place in the country for a night out. It has an eclectic mix of quiet, chill-out spots as well as busy and exciting club venues, a thriving music and arts scene, plus it's always easy to find delicious food and an excellent cup of coffee.
  • Plymouth is the largest city in the South West, with major high street stores and theatres (Theatre Royal Plymouth partners the university in its Plymouth Conservatoire), multiplex and art cinemas, and a variety of sports venues. The city is home to Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Plymouth Albion Rugby Football Club and Plymouth Raiders basketball team.
  • The coastline and moors offer plenty for outdoor enthusiasts, including walking along the South West Coast Path or within Dartmoor National Park, horse riding, rock climbing, cycling, swimming, sailing, surfing, and even scuba diving to explore the UK's first artificial reef with the sunken HMS Scylla.


  • The campus is in the city centre, directly opposite the main shopping centre and next to the rail station.
  • Students living within the city can walk to lectures and take a stroll to the historic Barbican and seafront. Students travelling to the medical campus in the north of the city can access discounted travel tickets.
  • Drive time from London is around 4.5 hours; and rail services from London Paddington to Plymouth take 3.5 hours, with direct services also from south Wales, the Midlands, the north of England and Scotland.
  • Brittany Ferries sail from Plymouth to Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain.